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Anthrax Mystery Resolved
2013-11-14 15:12:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years, doctors have wondered why someone with an anthrax infection can die days after the bacteria responsible is wiped out from their body. A new study claims the toxin produced by the bacteria uses a “Trojan horse”-like method to elude the body’s natural defenses. "This remained a mystery for more than 50 years,” said study author Gisou van der Goot, a cell biologist at Switzerland's prestigious École Polytechnique...

2013-08-21 10:17:14

A new hypothesis concerning a crucial step in the anthrax infection process has been advanced by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Md. The research teams have explored the behavior of the toxins that rapidly overwhelm the body as the often-fatal disease progresses. Their findings suggest a new possible mechanism by which anthrax bacteria deliver the protein...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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